A Hollywood homeowner shot at an intruder Wednesday morning.
The bullet missed and the burglar got away. Hollywood police are searching for a suspect.
The episode played out around 8:30 a.m. at a home in the 4200 block of Polk Street.
The suspect was caught on surveillance video while trying to get into the house. He tried prying open the front door, his lips twisting with great focus as he worked. He followed that failure, police say, by trying to break a side window. His criminal ineptitude was aborted by a gunshot from the home’s resident.
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He ran and police say if he hopped into a car, it’s likely black and is a Chevrolet Impala or resembles one.
Police described him as having a slender build with facial hair. A gold chain hung around his neck. He wore a gray sweatshirt that might have the numbers “8732” on the front. .
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Hollywood police at 954-967-4411 or via e-mail or text to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also pass along information through Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477 or the website.